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Brazil announces residency plans for 2015-16

Brazil coach Oswaldo Alvarez, better known as Vadão. (Photo: CFB)

Brazil coach Oswaldo Alvarez, better known as Vadão. (Photo: CFB)

Brazil’s women’s national team will set up what the federation is calling “a permanent team” in 2015 and 2016 in aim of winning the 2015 World Cup in Canada and the 2016 Olympics on home soil in Rio de Janeiro.

The plans were announced president Jose Maria Marin and president-elect Marco Polo Del Nero. The program will start with the 2015 Algarve Cup in March in Portugal.

Brazil coach Oswaldo Alvarez, better known as Vadão, said the federation is giving the team “all the support we need.” Further details will be announced at a later date.

Last Sunday Brazil beat the United States 3-2 behind a hat trick by Marta. The two teams meet again this Sunday in the final of the International Tournament of Brasilia. Brazil is ranked No. 8 in the world and will play South Korea, Spain and Costa Rica in Group E at next year’s World Cup.

Also of note, Brazil’s men’s team will not participate in next year’s Pan Am Games in Toronto (July 10-26) due to “the possibility of injury to competition that will be played on synthetic grass,” ESPN Brazil reports. The report states that the women’s team will decide in March if it will participate in the Pan Am Games.


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